by DRIES, J.
Rome is must see city because of it's huge part in history and the western society as we know it. Although the Romans around the main touristic sites are not always that friendly, we experienced very nice people that enjoy life just outside the most touristy places. Trastevere is a great area, but more and more people are aware of this so enjoy it now!
Pantheon: Impressive and really makes you feel the historic background
Giancolo: The hill between Trastevere and the Vatican area. Great walk, great views
Borghese park: Sort of Central Park of Rome. Rented a double bike and enjoyed the park
Colosseum: I would suggest a guide: skip the line and helps you imagine the colosseum at his prime.
Dar Poeta: Pizzeria in Trastevere. In a lovely alley. Very good pizza's. I recommend the specialty pizza Dar Poeta.
Papa Re: Trattoria at a lovely little piazza also in Trastevere. I tried the Tagliata and I loved it and it was so much that I couldn't finish my plate.
Also try bars that serve drinks and a buffet. You'll pay more for your drink, but you eat as much as you want.
We loved all the 'noses' everywhere in the city: little fountains of fresh, cold water. If you make sure you have a small bottle with you, you can fill this everywhere.
We made use of some guides during our stay and would recommend Aldo at the Colloseum and Fi at the Forum Romanum or Vatican Museum.